How about going a different way – not back to nationalisation or further into privatisation? How about real public ownership and workers\’ control?
Imagine if the Royal Mail became the People\’s Post, owned by each and every person in the UK, secure beyond the grabbing hands of politicians and their friends in business. Imagine a company controlled by the people most in touch with their customers – the postman or woman, the staff in the post office and sorting depot.
Great, let\’s do it!
Now, Royal Mail needs pots and pots of capital: partly to modernise but most importantly to close a huge gaping hole in the pension fund.
That deficit is some £10 billion or so and there are 200,000 (or so) RM employees.
So, if each of you chip in £50,000 then you can have it. Can\’t say fairer than that, can we?